59LesPaul Posted July 29, 2009 Share Posted July 29, 2009 Let's get this out of the way now: BTW,thanks and props to Ev..... Playboy Magazine: Much has been written about you and comedian Bill Hicks, who died in 1994. People have accused you of appropriating his persona and material. Leary: That's a great story that people like to latch onto. When I came to New York from Boston, Bill was part of the Sam Kinison group, and I was part of the Lenny Clarke group. Kinison and Lenny exchanged the notion that Bill and I should see each other because we were going to love each other's act. Very quickly we got New York club owners saying, "You guys are too alike," while Bill and I were saying, "What are they fucking talking about?" It's the same approach to the subject maybe, but it's not the same act. Caroline Hirsch of Carolines comedy club in New York started booking us to co-headline, so one guy would open one show and the other guy would close, then vice versa for the next show. We had audiences laughing at both acts, as a lot of witnesses at those big New Year's Eve gigs we did can tell you. But as I've said many times, a fable is sometimes better than the truth. Now,what do you say? Like? Dislike? Personally,I think we were separated at birth,but that's just me. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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